Gold Glove Baseball
Solid defense begins before the first pitch is thrown. From player placement to situational awareness, the nuances of superior fielding are vast and ... Show synopsis Solid defense begins before the first pitch is thrown. From player placement to situational awareness, the nuances of superior fielding are vast and varied. That's why the American Baseball Coaches Association's top defensive minds have compiled "Gold Glove Baseball"--to give you an all-encompassing resource to help turn your team into a stellar defensive unit. The all-star lineup of coaches provide in-depth instruction, special insights, and practice drills on every aspect of defensive play. The book's scope ranges from fundamentals to advanced tactics for those who have mastered the basics. Coaches at all levels and serious players will find great tips and new techniques for executing specific fielding maneuvers and complex plays involving several players. A sample defensive signals system will explain how to coordinate the positioning and movements of all nine fielders on every pitch. Winning baseball requires smart and steady defensive play every bit as much as solid hitting and strong pitching. In fact, many top baseball coaches say that the foundation of championship teams is defense because it makes pitchers' jobs easier and takes pressure off the offense. "Gold Glove Baseball" provides a complete plan for playing championship-caliber defense.